Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach 3rd Edition

Author: Robert Lapham,Heather Agar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340987332

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 2001

This best-selling pocket-sized book helps you perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. The completely updated third edition includes community practice and primary care settings, and a whole new section on pharmacology and medicines to put drug calculations into context. Starting with the basic mathematical skills required for calculations, including tips on using calculators and estimating answers, Drug Calculations for Nurses progresses to give you an understanding of basic pharmacokinetics and therapeutics. It also covers how drugs work in specific groups such as children and the elderly. The book takes you through step-by-step drug calculations with units and drug strengths clearly explained. Pre-test and a revision questions allow you to test and be confident in the skills you have acquired.
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Drug Calculations 2nd Edition

A Step-by-Step Approach

Author: Robert Lapham,Heather Agar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780340810286

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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As nurses gain greater responsibility and nurse practitioners become a larger group the pressure on nurses to prescribe accurately and independently increases. At the same time the general view among lecturers is that students of medicine as well as of nursing are arriving at university with increasingly poor basic maths skills, and this is also said to apply to pharmacy students. Students need a practical course textbook that will take them through into the start of their clinical work as a companion to drug prescribing, preparation and delivery. This is the second edition of this pocket-sized introductory guide to performing drug calculations accurately and confidently. Compiled by a pharmacist and a nurse, the book combines the essential theory of pharmacology with the implications for professional practice. It moves from explanations of the simple through to complex formulae relating to the many drugs used today, and includes worked examples plus problems for self-assessment. Unlike many of its competitors, it includes intravenous administration of drugs. New for the second edition: * moves away from hospital bias to include more community issues e.g patient controlled analgesia, and examples; 'how to use this book' completely rewritten * includes more examples of problems and presents the answers separately so they can be used for self-assessment * greatly improved presentation, including 2-colour text design
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Dosage Calculations

Author: Gloria D. Pickar,Hope Graham,Beth Swart,Margaret Swedish

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0176502599

Category: Pharmaceutical arithmetic

Page: 538

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Classroom tested and reviewed, the second Canadian edition draws upon the strengths of a successful first Canadian edition and eight US editions that have together helped over 600,000 faculty and students allay math anxiety and more confidently perform accurate calculations. This text is directed at the student or professional who feels uncomfortable with mathematics and wants to improve their ability to perform accurate drug dosage calculations. As a pioneer Canadian text in the topic of medication calculations, the authors have transcended provincial practices to provide a nation-wide perspective on dosage calculations. The International System (SI) of units is used almost exclusively and medication dosages and drug labels have been vetted with the current Canadian drug data base, so that you, as a beginning professional, will be able to recognize and interpret drug labels and dosages. The importance of avoiding medication errors is also highlighted by the incorporation of applied critical thinking skills, to prepare you for real-life nursing practice situations. This winning combination of Canadian labels, life-size photos and an easy-to-follow three-Step approach to Dosage Calculations, makes this text is a must-have for all Canadian nursing students.
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Math for Nurses

A Pocket Guide to Dosage Calculation and Drug Preparation

Author: Mary Jo Boyer

Publisher: LWW

ISBN: 9781496303417

Category: Nursing

Page: 384

View: 8404

Help your students learn to calculate dosages accurately with this easy-to-use pocket guide. Packed with real clinical examples and practice problems, Math for Nurses includes a review of basic math skills, measurement systems, and drug calculations/preparations, making it ideal for use in clinical settings or as a study aid. The book's step-by-step approach coupled with frequent examples that illustrate problem-solving helps students develop the knowledge and skills they need to calculate dosages effectively and improve the accuracy of drug delivery. Highlights of the 9th Edition Complete: This is the only dosage calculation pocket reference available today that covers the steps of drug preparation. Comprehensive: All methods of dosage calculations are used, including ratio, proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis. Hands-on: Practice problems throughout the text and end-of-chapter and end-of-unit review questions aid students' application and recall of material. Practical: A handy pull-out quick-reference card contains basic equivalents, conversion factors, and math formulas. Interactive: Virtual Chalkboard tutorials (followed by quizzes) solve problems step-by-step using three different methods with a voice over that explains each step.
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Essential Calculations for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians - E-Book

Author: Terry Lake,Nicola Green

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702070777

Category: Medical

Page: 166

View: 4423

Learn to easily master the types of veterinary nursing calculations you will face on the job with Essential Calculations for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians, 3rd Edition. From basic arithmetic to dilutions and statistics, this useful text covers all aspects of calculations as applied to veterinary nursing. Readers will benefit from the text’s common sense approach to clinical situations, and complete the book knowing how to use calculations to determine dosage rates, anesthetic flow rates, radiography exposure rates, parenteral nutrition, and more. User-friendly features include simple language, detailed explanations, ample examples, and special author guidance so that content is easy to follow and understand. Plus, the text’s abundance of learning features — such as self-assessment questions, clinical hints, and tips — help clarify important concepts and ensure that you have mastered everything you need to make calculations in the day-to-day clinical environment. Self-test sections with clinical hints and tips ensure retention of core concepts. Mathematical explanations using veterinary terms presents all principles in a manner that directly pertains to the veterinary field. Comprehensive content covers everything from basic arithmetic to dilutions and statistics so users have everything needed to succeed in calculations for veterinary nursing and technology. Dimensional analysis bridge method removes the necessity of memorizing formulae and takes advantage of simplifying equations so that calculators are often unnecessary. NEW! Reviewed and updated drugs throughout the book provide dosage calculations that coincide with drugs currently used in the field for the most clinical relevance. NEW! Additional math problems housed on the Evolve companion website offer substantial additional practice.
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Calculate with Confidence

Author: Deborah C. Gray Morris

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323089313

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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This popular text covers the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods offering a step-by-step approach to the calculation and administration of drug dosages. With over 2,000 practice problems, Gray Morris focuses on enhancing the learning experience of nursing students at all curricular levels by making content clinically applicable. Calculate with Confidence, 6th Edition addresses the increasing responsibility of the nurse in medication administration, prioritizes client safety, and reflects the current scope of practice. Tips for Clinical Practice boxes call attention to information critical to math calculation and patient safety. Safety Alert boxes highlight issues that may lead to mediation errors and empower you to identify actions that must be taken to avoid calculation errors Chapter review problems test all major topics presented in the chapter. Separate basic math review test allows you to assess and evaluate your understanding of basic math material covered in Unit 1, directing you to review chapters if you miss any of these test questions. Pre-test basic math review tests help you assess your basic math skills and identify areas of strength and weakness in competency of basic math. Comprehensive unit on basic math review offers complete coverage of basic math: roman numerals, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, and percentages. NEW! Integration of QSEN information related to patient safety in the Medication Administration chapter and throughout text. NEW! NCLEX-style questions on Evolve help prepare you for the NCLEX-RN Examination. NEW! Content additions and updates includes word problems involving dosages, Critical Thinking Scenarios, a discussion of the concepts regarding safety issues with medication administration, plus significant updates in the insulin, critical care and IV chapters. NEW! Reorganization of Answer Key features answers and the work to practice problems at the end of each chapter rather than in the back of the book.
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Calculating Drug Dosages Safely

A Dimensional Analysis Approach

Author: Tracy Horntvedt

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803638949

Category: Medical

Page: 455

View: 4587

Dosage calculations can be intimidating, but they don’t need to be. Using dimensional analysis, you’ll learn how to calculate both simple and complex medication dosage problems with consistency and accuracy and reduce medication errors with simple safety mechanisms. This reliable and consistent method helps to ensure safe medication administration practices.
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Calculating Drug Dosages

A Patient-Safe Approach to Nursing and Math

Author: Sandra Luz Martinez de Castillo,Maryanne Werner-McCullough

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803644795

Category: Medical

Page: 563

View: 9883

Master math concepts. Ensure patient safety. Conquer your fears and understand the most common math concepts used in nursing practice today. Step-by-step guidance shows you how to accurately calculate drug dosages using all four methods. Build your confidence with thousands of review questions in the text.
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Nursing Calculations and IV Therapy For Dummies - UK

Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119114160

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 7091

The fast and easy way to pass the Nursing Calculations test Is the maths behind the medicine making you maudlin over taking your Nursing Calculations test? You've come to the right place! Written by a nurse with countless hours of experience—and who trains other nurses every day—this plain-English, no-nonsense guide to nursing calculations and IV therapy makes it easier to come to grips with the numbers and formulas you'll encounter on the day of the exam—and in the field. Many students and practising nurses struggle with mathematics. Luckily, this friendly guide is here to take the intimidation out of the subject, arming you with the knowledge and know-how you need to take the exam with confidence and to achieve the best score possible. From fractions, percentages, and proportions to pills, fluids, and prescriptions, Nursing Calculations & IV Therapy For Dummies UK edition offers detailed advice and instruction on everything you need to know to pass the exam with flying colours. Hundreds of practise questions help you learn and revise Clear explanations and lack of jargon make learning easy Observation charts and extra content are available for download upon purchase Combines nursing calculations and IV therapy to offer excellent value Whether you're a student revising for the Nursing Calculations test, a newly qualified nurse looking to brush up on your maths skills, or a member of a medical staff who's been asked to take on nursing duties, this friendly and accessible guide makes maths less menacing.
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Ratio & Proportion Dosage Calculations

Author: Anthony Giangrasso Ph.D.,Dolores Shrimpton

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133458067

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 7193

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. RATIO & PROPORTION DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, 2/e offers an exceptional solution for instructors using the ratio and proportions method of dosage calculations. Streamlined in this edition, it walks readers step-by-step through solving dosage problems using this time-tested technique. Unit I provides a firm foundation with a diagnostic arithmetic test, review of basic math skills, and basic concepts in medication administration. Unit II addresses systems of measurement–including metric and household medication systems and conversions. Unit III and Unit IV delve into calculating oral and parenteral medications, solutions, infusions, flow rates, pediatric dosages, and daily fluid maintenance. More than just math skills, this is an introduction to the professional context of safe drug administration.
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Math for Meds

Dosages and Solutions

Author: Anna M. Curren

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9781428310957

Category: Mathematics

Page: 366

View: 8253

Increase your confidence and aptitude in dosage calculations with the best-selling ratio and proportion book on the market! Learn from the master, Anna Curren, who has successfully taught dosage calculations to thousands of students. This new edition of Math for Meds includes full-color drug labels and syringes throughout, which are tied to questions that test your understanding and mastery of the concepts. With the goal of helping you become a safe and effective practitioner, Math for Meds walks you through basic and advanced calculations in detail, including intravenous and pediatric calculations.
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TARGET HIGH

3rd Edition, 2017

Author: DR MUTHUVENKATACHALAM S,DR AMBILI M VENKAT

Publisher: CBS Publishers & Distributors Private Limited

ISBN: 9386310570

Category: Medical

Page: 1160

View: 6968

Key Features:Synopses of All Nursing & Medical Subjects2000+ MCQs with Explanations7500+ Practice Qs of High Standard (500 New Qs)4500+ Additional Practice Qs in App (500 New Qs)43 Recent Exams (2017-10) Solved Papers (11 New Papers)8 Color plates on Anatomical Illustrations (All New Color Plates)55 Appendices containing Tables & Flowcharts (10 New Appendices)200+ Colored Image-based Qs covering ECGs & Instruments (70 New Qs)New Subject added “Basic Computer Applications”How to Prepare for Staff Nurse & Interview for Nursing TutorCurrent Affairs 2017, General English by Subject Specialist, General Aptitude
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Medical Terminology in a Flash!

Author: Lisa Finnegan,Sharon Eagle

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 080364664X

Category: Medical

Page: 635

View: 5805

The 3rd Edition of this popular text features an emphasis on meeting the needs of all learning styles by providing a visually rich text, an online learning program, and perforated/tear-out flash cards at the back of the book.
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Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals

Author: Robert Bill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118682505

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 7706

Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals, Second Edition is an updated and revised version of the essential pocket-size reference for using math in the veterinary setting. Covering a range of topics from math fundamentals to drug prescription and dosing information, the book provides step-by-step instructions for calculating dosages, drip rates, concentrations, and other drug administration information. Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals is a useful guide for veterinary health care professionals, veterinary students, and veterinary technicians.
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JOHNS HOPKINS NURSING EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE, THIRD EDITION: MODEL & GUIDELINES

Author: Deborah Dang,Sandra L. Dearholt

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN: 194044697X

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Model and Guidelines has proven to be one of the most foundational books on EBP in nursing. This fully revised third edition builds on the strength of the first two editions with updated content based on more than a decade of the model’s use and refinement in real-life settings. Authors Deborah Dang and Sandra L. Dearholt also incorporated feedback from nurses around the world. Key features of the Johns Hopkins Nursing EBP model include: · NEW: Tips for using the newly updated Johns Hopkins Nursing EBP model and guidelines · NEW: Tips on seeking funding for the advancement of interprofessional collaboration and teamwork · NEW: Tools to guide the EBP process, such as Stakeholder Analysis, Action Planning, and Dissemination · Explanation of the Practice question, Evidence, and Translation (PET) approach to EBP projects · Overview of the Patient, Intervention, Comparison, and Outcome (PICO) approach to EBP question development · Creation of a supportive infrastructure for building an EBP nursing environment · Exemplars detailing real-world EBP experiences CNOs, nurse managers, bedside nurses, and students alike have successfully transformed their practices and improved patient care using Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Model and Guidelines
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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health

A Practical Approach

Author: Peter Muennig

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470175064

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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This second edition of Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Health reviews issues and methods of assessing health care technologies and related programs. It emphasizes methods to perform economic evaluations, such as cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis; methods to assess efficacy, effectiveness, and safety of health care technologies; effectiveness research; and applications to clinical and public policy. The book provides in-depth discussion of the uses and conducting of cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) as decision-making aids in public health, health services, and medicine. It explores cost-effectiveness in the context of societal decision making for resource allocation purposes. Chapter topics include: Defining and explaining cost-effectiveness, principles of cost-effectiveness analysis, how to develop a research project, working with costs, probabilities and models, calculating life expectancy, working with health-related quality of life measures, calculating quality-adjusted life years, conducting a sensitivity analysis, preparing your study for publication, working with data, and finding the data you need. “For instructors, data sets and other ancillary materials are freely available at http://www.pceo.org/.”
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Henke's Med-Math

Dosage Calculation, Preparation and Administration

Author: Susan Buchholz,Grace Henke

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781776288

Category: Medical

Page: 513

View: 9212

Now in its Sixth Edition, this best-selling text features a highly visual, hands-on approach to learning dosage calculations and principles of drug administration. It presents step-by-step approaches to solving problems and includes dosage problems that simulate actual clinical experience. Each chapter includes numerous examples, self-tests, and proficiency tests. This edition presents all four methods of calculation side by side: ratio, proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis. New material on enteral feedings, heparin infusions, and insulin infusions is included. Drug labels are current, and problems use JCAHO-approved abbreviations. A handy quick-reference plastic pull-out card shows conversions and formulas.
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Essential Nursing Skills E-Book

Author: Elaine Cole,Janet Hunter,Carol Bavin,Patricia Cronin,Karen Rawlings-Anderson,Maggie Nicol

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723435359

Category: Medical

Page: 376

View: 7036

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Easy to use and attractively designed in 2 colours throughout, this clinical manual concentrates on the preparation for each skill, the procedure, and post-procedure guidelines. With over 120 essential skills and procedures, written and produced in a clear, consistent style, this book is invaluable in any clinical setting and suitable for all foundation students regardless of their future specialty. All skills updated to reflect new guidelines and evidence-based practices e.g. recent changes in the Resuscitation Guidelines Internal design enhanced to improve usability Annotated further reading Useful websites
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Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students

Advice, Guidance and Over 400 Online Questions for Extra Revision and Practice

Author: Susan Starkings,Larry Krause

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473917670

Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 4802

With an easy to use format, this book is all your students need to face calculations tests with confidence and pass first time. It teaches simple numeracy skills that will stand them in good stead both during your initial nurse training and during their career in practice. Now with a dedicated website study.sagepub.com/starkingskrause3e accompanying the book providing further questions and practice, interactive tests, a flashcard glossary and more. Inside you’ll find: · over 360 practice questions with an extra 400+ available online · easy to understand explanations that take the fear out of maths · a diagnostic chapter to help students identify problem areas · activities, scenarios and case studies from every day nursing situations
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